Island Home Built Around Couple’s Extensive Art Collection

COAST MAGAZINE – APRIL, 2017 – A copper milk can at the entrance to the home Teri Schaper Tillotson helped design evokes the dairy farm her forebears operated on Galveston Island. But Tillotson has reached even further back in history to create the look and design of her home in Evia, a West End island neighborhood.

Barn doors from 17th-century India, a vintage French factory window frame and a 19th-century French Louis XVI buffet with its original painted finish are among the show-stopping elements she and her husband, Dolph Tillotson, have incorporated into both their home’s elements and its furnishings.

It is a home the Tillotsons have been thinking about for a long time.